Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still an incredibly popular series today, but it seems that not even Joss Whedon’s beloved series is safe from reboot fever. Although, there will be a notable difference in this version of the story.

Creator of supernatural series Midnight, Texas, Monica Owusu-Breen has been tapped to act as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the new series, with original creator and showrunner Whedon set to executive producer alongside the original series’ EP’s, Gail Berman, Fran Kazui, Kaz Kazui and Joe Earley.

The reboot (which will be pitched to streaming and cable networks this summer) will build on the mythology of the original, whilst striving to be more contemporary. The producers have stated, “Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today.”

And this diversity will be reflected in the show’s casting, as sources have revealed that the intention is for this reboot to centre around an African American slayer. However, these same sources have cautioned that the project is still in its infancy, with no script, and therefore these details are still somewhat in flux.

Stay tuned for more on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot.

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